Does our child need to be clinically diagnosed to start an early intervention program?
No, your child does not need to be clinically diagnosed for you to seek early intervention. Parents who have observed and experienced delays in their child’s developmental milestones can also seek our help.
Is my child too young to seek therapy?
Our team has worked with and achieved results with children as young as 9 months old to young adults. In fact, research has shown that starting early intervention sooner will actually produce longer lasting results.
How long does it take to see results?
Each child is unique and will respond to therapy at a different pace. However, early intervention and consistency in therapy has been shown to acheive the most success; accompanied with better results.
What are some examples of developmental delays?
Delayed onset of speech and communication, lack of social awareness (e.g., little to no eye-contact and response to name) and weak muscle tone are some examples of developmental delays. Please do not hesitate to contact us about specific details that are unique to your child. Click here for more details.
What are some indicators of ASD?
Three of the most indicative cues are lack of social awareness, problems with speech and language and behaviours that are often repetitive and obsessive.
Does Exploring Mates offer assessment and diagnostic services?
No, but we are able to refer you to a service provider that can give you an offical diagnosis.
Is my child too old to seek therapy?
We have had experience working with young adults. Areas we have worked on include vocational skills, maintainence of social, cognitive and self help skills.
What are the hours and frequency of sessions?
Home based sessions range from 1.5 hours to 2 hours. Frequency of sessions is flexible and will be arranged after assessing your child's needs.
What are the main areas of focus?
Our 4 big areas of focus are cognitive, social, motor and self help skills.
How are your programs created?
We first assess your child's needs and create a program that is unique to developing their cognitive, motor, social and self help skills.